Adult Classes & Programs

  • Be a VIP at the National Aviary!
    Get the star treatment at the National Aviary!  Families, friends or couples can customize their VIP experience by selecting from an exciting menu of options, including exclusive, behind the scenes activities!
    Cost $300 per person, or $500 for 2 people
  • Be a Trainer for a Day!
    Spend a full day alongside our aviculturists and trainers, discovering what it takes to care for, feed and train more than 500 birds. See a show and assist with a bird training session. Help to feed beautiful birds, and spend some time with our colony of African penguins!
    Cost: $275 per person, or $450 for 2 people
  • Travel to Costa Rica with National Aviary Ornithologist Bob Mulvihill!
    Gain unique insights and perspectives about the rainforest birds you'll encounter! Bob has led two research expeditions to Costa Rica, and will be able to point out the rainforest residents on this international adventure, in partnership with AAA Travel. To learn more call 1-800-354-8761 or click here.

Book your VIP Expereience or Trainer for Day today by calling 412-258-9439.


National Aviary Ornithologist Series for Groups:

Select from one of these fascinating presentations delivered by our ornithologist. Live bird appearances are not included. 

  • Bird Conservation
    Get an insider look at the National Aviary’s bird conservation projects at home and across the globe.
  • Identify that Bird
    Prime your bird-watching skills by learning more about the birds of the Pittsburgh region, and how the right binoculars, field guides and apps can support your success.
  • Birding by Ear
    This introduction to bird song teaches you how to identify birds by their songs and calls. It is a must for any new or seasoned birdwatcher.
  • What’s Good for Birds is Good for Your Backyard
    This overview of bird-friendly habitats is a great starting point for creating a space that is attractive to birds and healthier for you!

All National Aviary Educational Programs can be adapted and modified to fit any age group.  If you have any questions, please email or call 412-258-9439.